Jean Todt’s Approval Rating 2011: Part 1

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Are you happy with how F1 is being run by the FIA president?

F1 Fanatic looks at how the president of the sport?s governing body, Jean Todt, is managing the championship.

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FIA developments since the last approval rating

Bahrain

The FIA had little to say about the situation in Bahrain which led to the postponement of the first race of 2011.

In a letter to the media last week Todt said: “As you all know, on advice from the Bahrain Motor Federation we have had to skip the inaugural Grand Prix in that country due to severe social unrest.

“We have asked our Bahraini colleagues to inform us by May 1st on whether the race can take place. We wish then well in their ongoing attempts to resolve their issues.”

Lotus

Nor has the FIA shown any sign of intervening in the dispute between Renault and Lotus, who are locked in dispute over the right to use the name ‘Lotus’.

Despite the confusion, the FIA appear content to refer to both teams using the name ‘Lotus’. Their 2011 F1 season guide refers to them as “Lotus Renault GP” and “Team Lotus”.

The high court will begin to hear the dispute between the two teams tomorrow.

Circuits Commission

The FIA Circuits Commission is to examine F1 tracks “to identify the possibility of increasing the opportunities for overtaking.”

Tyre testing and safety car rules

In order to allow Pirelli to develop new tyres, a new rule announced earlier this month will allow teams to use extra sets of development tyres at Fridays on race weekends.

There have also been some changes to the safety car rules, and special pit lane visits for race track marshals, explained in the link below.

Jean Todt’s Approval Rating

As an F1 fan, do you approve or disapprove of the way Jean Todt is handling his job as FIA President?

  • Approve (47%)
  • Disapprove (37%)
  • No opinion (16%)

Total Voters: 228

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Jean Todt?s Approval Ratings

Jean Todt Approval rating January-December 2010

Jean Todt Approval rating January-December 2010

Date Approve Disapprove No opinion
December 2010 53% 34% 13%
November 2010 71% 18% 11%
October 2010 60% 24% 16%
September 2010 44% 43% 12%
August 2010 60% 17% 23%
July 2010 54% 24% 22%
June 2010 53% 23% 24%
May 2010 78% 8% 14%
April 2010 63% 14% 23%
March 2010 53% 24% 23%
February 2010 57% 14% 29%
January 2010 55% 16% 29%

The Jean Todt Approval Rating was a monthly feature in 2010. It is being run quarterly during 2011.

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81 comments on Jean Todt’s Approval Rating 2011: Part 1

  1. Sinyoo (@sinyoo) said on 21st March 2011, 0:54

    Todt is a Ferrari man.

  2. Toby Bushby (@toby-bushby) said on 21st March 2011, 1:40

    I clicked approve for 2 reasons. The new engine formula, while potentially lacking on the sound front compared to the v10 and v8 na engines, is a step forward in line with modern technology for the future. Imagine what engineers in F1 will be doing with these things in 5 years time…

    The second main reason is the investigation into circuits and overtaking on them. This is the first look at challenging the status quo that Mosley created in circuit design. We may see an easing on track design restrictions such as gradient changes – a thing that I know is a major differentiator between old classic circuits and the new flat paddocks we all bemoan.

    I reserve the right to change my mind, but atm I’m all for Todt’s way of running things – including staying out of international politics. Best leave that to the UN and Bono. :P

  3. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 21st March 2011, 1:51

    Bahrain was a good call but he needs to work on 2013 Engine regulation.

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